Boise State University

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Boise State University can be found in Boise, ID, a public college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Boise State University has over twenty seven thousand students enrolled yearly.

Most of the students getting into this school earned an SAT score in the range of 1030 - 1230, or got accepted with an ACT score between 20 - 26. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Boise State University average GPA ranges from 3.06 to 3.38 for accepted students. 77% of all those who apply are accepted to Boise State University, from which 26% choose to attend. When applying historical data, we have projected that the Boise State University acceptance rate 2021 will be around 75%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Boise State University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Boise State University was reported as 77.4% in Fall 2020 with over 15,000 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 20 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.06 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Boise State University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Boise State University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Boise State University has been getting lower when compared to averages from previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 81.7%
  • 2017-2018: 84.0%
  • 2018-2019: 80.7%
  • 2019-2020: 77.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 74.5%

How Does Boise State University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Boise State University is thirty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Idaho77.8%
Washington State University75.8%
Brigham Young University-Idaho95.8%
The University of Montana94.0%
Utah State University91.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Boise State University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading520 - 620
Math510 - 610
Total Score1030 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English20 - 26
Math19 - 26
Composite Score20 - 26
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